October 10, 2014 Subject:
Dancing in the Street > Franklin's Tower is a pretty unique sequence. Played only four times, three in 1979, right around this time and then once in the late '80s. There are three distinct phases to Dancing. The '69-'70 motown romp that works pretty well, the mid-'70s shuffle-like version with Keith and Donna where I think it is at its best, and the post-Donna era where it sounds, to my ear, just a little hollow.
Perhaps it did to the band as well because while it was not completely abandoned it was rarely played after Keith & Donna left the band, and when it was, it feels like they tried to find something for a show or two, realized it wasn't there, and let it go.
July 30, 2013 Subject:
Bumping the Cod
Not a huge fan of Brent!!!??? He was hands down the dead's best HANDS DOWN on keys
October 31, 2012 Subject:
Triumph of Brent.
My wife is asking, "That can't be Donna...?!" :-) I love 79. Late 70's jams, early '80s vocals!
September 18, 2012 Subject:
amazing sound,fall 79 show, the band is lit up.......
look out for hes gone it is so spliced out i had to just turn it off
November 2, 2010 Subject:
The Bus Came by and WE got on!
This was by far one of the most groovin', cosmic, super fantastic set of shows, fur suuure! Cape Cod in late Oct?? are you kidding me? Hapless hippies and no hotels open-HA! Crisp, clear autumn skies, and the nights...well what can we say? The bus came by and we all got on! Apart from the Dancin'/Franklin's, the sets don't jump out at you as anything special for this early Brent-era. But...what a state of mind existed for this show and the following night. Just happy, smiling faces all around, in that stinky little pit of an arena. Brent showed us what he was really capable unleashing sounds previously never heard in Dancin' and particularly the Other One. He set a new standard for that song which lay the expectation for all future versions. Basically you could have no clue what to expect when you heard the band building to that freaked-out acid rock-turned 80's Grateful Dead sound! And the crowd could not bring themselves to leave following the thunderous Not Fade Away, stamping their feet and nearly bringing that old clam shack down! I've heard several copies of this show from hand-held Radio Shack cassette copies to this fine soundboard. I think this is the best, mixing enough exterior noice to avoid the sometimes sterile tone of soundboard recordings. And let's face it, the boys were going for it, for sure, this particular night.
December 22, 2009 Subject:
Bumpin the Cod
Great show! Man, these Fall '79 shows are rocking! Not a huge fan of Brent but I do love the early Brent era!
July 28, 2009 Subject:
Keith and Donna???
Looks like the guy below me was so high...he didn't even know Keith and Donna weren't at this show! They had been replaced by Brent months before! Are you sure you were at this show? Are you sure you listen to the Dead? The difference between Keith and Brent sounds pretty clear to me...Anyways five stars for this great sounding EARLY BRENT era show! Thanks again Charlie!
May 28, 2009 Subject:
One of my favorites!
I was at this show and it is still to this day one of my favorites!
gotta love the Keith & Donna era!